Mumbai escape Nisarga fury
After tropical storm Nisarga made landfall yesterday afternoon near Alibaug, a popular geteaway about 100 km from Mumbai, and then moved towards north-east, putting North Maharashtra including Nashik on high alert as the territory falls on the path of the cyclone.
By 8.30 pm, 35.6 mm of rainfall and in 12 hours a total of 52.6 mm of rainfall was recorded in the city.
The impact of the cyclone was widely being felt throughout the district since evening in the form of heavy rains and gusty winds. Till late night, rains continued to lash the district, while alert was also sounded for Dhule and Nandurbar districts – the path of the cyclone as per the IMD sources.
The heavy rains accompanied by stormy winds plunged most parts of the city into darkness. The Mahavitaran was busy in restoring the power supply till late night. Chief engineer of Nashik circle Brijpalsingh Janvir had appealed people for cooperation.
Meanwhile several low-lying areas in the city remained inundated due to rains brought in by cyclone ‘Nisarga’ since evening. Incidents of trees falling due to gusty winds have also been reported at some places in the district. Strong winds accompanied by rain blew away a poultry farm shed at Andarsul Dhamangaon-Shiv village in Yeola tehsil.
The widespread rains severely hit talukas of Igatpuri, Sinnar, Niphad, Malegaon, Satana and Trimbakeshwar among other adjoining tehsils. While the stormy winds with heavy rains were being witnessed across the city and sub-urb areas of Nashik, Nashik Road, Cidco, Panchvati, Deolali Camp, Bhagur and adjoining areas throughout the night inundating several parts of the low lying areas.
A minor landslide incident was occurred on a ghat route to Saptashringi Garh to which the administration cleared the way promptly.
The district administration has sounded alert for today also instructing disaster management teams to be prepared fully and urging people to remain indoors stating that the threat posed by cyclonic storm Nisarga has still not abated.